Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hong Kong Star Ferry Tour Cruise


In my previous post, Big Bus Tours Hong Kong Sightseeing,  I mentioned that signing up for Big Bus Tours (Hop on Hop Off) in Hong Kong does give tourists some extra freebies from the package like, free tickets to The Peak Tram and Star Ferry Ride from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island and back. 

When we bought the Big Bus Tours Deluxe Package of 48 hours, we received free tickets to Star Ferry Harbour Day Cruise Tour. It is our fortunate to have this opportunity to enjoy the spectacular view of modern and unique architecture skyline buildings along the busy Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong with Star Ferry Harbour Tour Cruise for an hour, which is a different experience from riding on normal Star Ferry boats or watching the spectacle harbour view from Star Ferry Pier and Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade

** Note: Please enquire with Big Bus Tours if the promotion for Star Ferry Harbour Day Cruise Tour still valid when you purchase the package. **



Panoramic view of Hong Kong Skyline buildings on the Hong Kong Island from Star Ferry Pier in Hong Kong
Panoramic view of Hong Kong Skyline buildings on the Hong Kong Island from Star Ferry Pier in Hong Kong


Star Ferry connects from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon and back since 1888 which is a must attraction to ride in Hong Kong
Star Ferry connects from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon and back since 1888 which is a must attraction to ride in Hong Kong


Inside the typical Star Ferry boats which transport passengers from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island and back every day in Hong Kong
Inside the typical Star Ferry boats which transport passengers from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island and back every day in Hong Kong


The entrance to the Star Ferry Harbour Tour cruise to view architectural skylines along Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong
The entrance to the Star Ferry Harbour Tour cruise to view architectural skylines along Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong


The history of the Star Ferry Harbour Cruise Tour in Hong Kong
The history of the Star Ferry Harbour Cruise Tour in Hong Kong


The front view of Star Ferry Tour Cruise which looks identical to the typical Star Ferry in Hong Kong
The front view of Star Ferry Tour Cruise which looks identical to the typical Star Ferry in Hong Kong


The history of Star Ferry and the route of the tour cruise at Star Ferry Harbour Cruise in Hong Kong
The history of Star Ferry and the route of the tour cruise at Star Ferry Harbour Cruise in Hong Kong


Boarding Star Ferry Harbour Tour Cruise in Hong Kong
Boarding on air-conditioned Star Ferry Harbour Tour Cruise in Hong Kong


Star Ferry staff in cute sailor uniform in Hong Kong
Star Ferry staff in cute sailor uniform in Hong Kong


Attractive modern architecture skyscrapers on Hong Kong Island
Attractive modern architecture skyscrapers on Hong Kong Island


More modern architecture skyline buildings on Hong Kong Island
More modern architecture skyline buildings on Hong Kong Island


Skyline buildings with Star Ferry was captured in sunset in Hong Kong
Skyline buildings with Star Ferry was captured in sunset in Hong Kong


Central Plaza is located in front of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, changes neon colour every quarter, to show the city's most attractive nightline at Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong
Central Plaza is located in front of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, changes neon colour every quarter, to show the city's most attractive nightline at Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong


Bank of China Tower and Cheung Kong Center are situated next to each other and also famous for their modern architecture design in Hong Kong
Bank of China Tower and Cheung Kong Center are situated next to each other and also famous for their modern architecture design in Hong Kong


Modern architectural skyline buildings along Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong
Modern architectural skyline buildings along Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong


Office buildings located along Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong
Office buildings located along Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong


Two International Finance Centre are the identical architectural design for the  skyscapers but  one of them is the tallest building on the Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong
Two International Finance Centre are the identical architectural design for the  skyscapers but  one of them is the tallest building on the Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong


A closer look of Two International Finance Centre and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition in Hong Kong
A closer look of Two International Finance Centre and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition in Hong Kong


Two International Finance Centre (IFC) includes the upmarket ifc mall and four Seasons Hotel on Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong
Two International Finance Centre (IFC) includes the upmarket ifc mall and four Seasons Hotel on Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong


Wan Chai Pier on the Hong Kong Island and also surrounded by skyscrapers in Hong Kong
Wan Chai Pier on the Hong Kong Island and also surrounded by skyscrapers in Hong Kong


Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre is a major landmark on the Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre is a major landmark on the Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong


The historical building of  Central Pier on the Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong
The historical building of  Central Pier on the Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong


Unique and modern architecture skyline buildings near Hong Kong harbour
Unique and modern architecture skyline buildings near Hong Kong harbour


The Clock Tower and Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade are the major attractions in Kowloon, Hong Kong
The Clock Tower and Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade are the major attractions in Kowloon, Hong Kong

  


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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Big Bus Tours Hong Kong Sightseeing


Everybody knows that Hong Kong is famous for its shopping haven for the locals and tourists because of the tax free imposed by the Government. You can find anything from affordable fashionable brands, luxury brands, jewellery to high technology gadgets in Hong Kong without paying a single tax which you won't be able to find it anywhere in Asia region.

Traveling to Hong Kong isn't about enjoying the shopping paradise but this is where you can enjoy your quality time with your children and family at outdoor theme parks as well as trying local cuisine and dessert over there. As for me, I am more interested to learn about the historical places as well as observing the local's lifestyle who live outside the city of Hong Kong. As such, I took the opportunity to sign up for Big Bus Tours (Hop In Hop Out) for 48 hours (Deluxe Tour) in order to visit Kowloon, Hong Kong Island, Aberdeen and Stanley routes. It was a great experience and remarkable memories to learn some interesting facts of the places when I had my first ride on Big Bus Tours in Shanghai, China hence, I wanted to have similar experience while visiting in Hong Kong.

Apart from that, Big Bus Tours offers some attractive package such as free tickets to The Peak Tram, Star Ferry Ride and a free cruise around Victoria Harbour with Hong Kong's famous Star Ferry Company which is applicable for Deluxe Tour only. Of course, you are able to visit the attractions by getting down from Big Bus and hop on the next bus after your visit between 10am to 5pm every day, during the operation hours. It's advisable to find out more details from the operators in Hong Kong. The free tickets are not applicable for night visits but it's crucial to reconfirm the tickets' validity with Big Bus Tours operators when you redeem the tickets.

To learn more about the Big Bus Tours, please visit the official website HERE. 


High rise condominiums and old buildings can be seen within the same street in Hong Kong
High rise condominiums and old buildings can be seen within the same street in Hong Kong


Duddell Street is the popular location to be seen in TVB HK dramas frequently in Hong Kong
Duddell Street Steps were built between 1875 and 1889 which is the popular location to be seen in TVB HK ancient dramas frequently in Hong Kong


International Finance Centre is the tallest skyscraper on the Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong
International Finance Centre is the tallest skyscraper on the Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong


Bank of China Tower in Central, Hong Kong
Bank of China Tower in Central, Hong Kong


Chinese Temple can be found nearby residential areas in Hong Kong
Chinese Temple can be found nearby residential areas in Hong Kong


All the residential units are tiny and cramped to next unit in Hong Kong
All the residential units are tiny and cramped to next unit in Hong Kong


It is easy to get public transportation in Hong Kong
It is easy to get public transportation in Hong Kong


Busy streets in Central, Hong Kong
Busy streets in Central, Hong Kong




Central Pier is located in the Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Central Pier is located in the Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong



Skyscapers in Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Skyscapers in Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong


The Center skyline building (far behind) in Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
The Center skyline building (far behind) in Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong


The biggest Apple Store at International Finance Centre (IFC) in Central, Hong Kong
The biggest Apple Store at International Finance Centre (IFC) in Central, Hong Kong


Unique architectural skyline in Hong Kong
Unique architectural skyline in Hong Kong


All high rise office buildings can been seen at Central, Hong Kong
All high rise office buildings can been seen at Central, Hong Kong


Hong Kong is well-known as shopping haven from jewellery, designers' brands, high end brands, affordable fashion clothings and bags to latest technology gadgets because of tax free in Asia
Hong Kong is well-known as shopping haven from jewellery, designers' brands, high end brands, affordable fashion clothings and bags to latest technology gadgets because of tax free in Asia


Many historical buildings as well as new architectural buildings can be seen in Hong Kong
Many historical buildings as well as new architectural buildings can be seen in Hong Kong


On the way to the popular attraction, The Peak Tram in Hong Kong
On the way to the popular attraction, The Peak Tram in Hong Kong


Chinese People's Liberation Army Forces Hong Kong Building (PLA Forces Hong Kong Building) is situated at Lung Wui Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Chinese People's Liberation Army Forces Hong Kong Building (PLA Forces Hong Kong Building) is situated at Lung Wui Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong


The Peak Tram is always crowded with tourists in Hong Kong
The Peak Tram is always crowded with tourists in Hong Kong


High rise office buildings in Stanley, Hong Kong
High rise office buildings in Stanley, Hong Kong


The view of Stanley in Hong Kong while riding on big bus tour
The view of Stanley in Hong Kong while riding on big bus tour


Combination of old and new buildings in Stanley, Hong Kong
Combination of old and new buildings in Stanley, Hong Kong


The Hong Kong Jockey Club in Stanley, Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Jockey Club in Stanley, Hong Kong


Crafted Dragon image on the mountain which is located next to Ocean Park in Stanley, Hong Kong
Crafted Dragon image on the mountain which is located next to Ocean Park in Stanley, Hong Kong


Popular beach among the locals and tourists which is also the main scene location for typical TVB HK dramas in Stanley, Hong Kong
Popular beach among the locals and tourists which is also the main scene location for typical TVB HK dramas in Stanley, Hong Kong


Barbeque (BBQ) pits at Stanley beach in Hong Kong
Barbeque (BBQ) pits at Stanley beach in Hong Kong


Different view of barbeque (BBQ) pits at Stanley beach, Hong Kong
Different view of barbeque (BBQ) pits at Stanley beach, Hong Kong


A windy yet sunny day to ride on big bus tour to Stanley along the hilly road to look at the beautiful nature and millionaires' homes in Stanley, Hong Kong
A windy yet sunny day to ride on big bus tour to Stanley along the hilly road to look at the beautiful nature and millionaires' homes in Stanley, Hong Kong


We are on the top of the hill in Stanley, Hong Kong
We are on the top of the hill in Stanley, Hong Kong


Stanley Village Road is another popular location for HK TVB dramas in Stanley, Hong Kong
Stanley Village Road is another popular location for HK TVB dramas in Stanley, Hong Kong


Wealthy homes in Stanley, Hong Kong
Wealthy homes in Stanley, Hong Kong



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